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Taking the Mystery Out of Robotic Surgery

Robots? Surgery?
 
The da Vinci® Surgical System is not an R2-D2™ or C-3PO™ robot. It is technology that helps surgeons perform delicate operations. Robotic surgery got its name because the surgeon does not directly hold the surgical instruments.
 
Robotic surgery is minimally invasive. It allows a surgeon to operate through several tiny incisions, rather than one large incision.
 
“Robotic surgery instruments are flexible. They mimic the surgeon’s hands and wrists,” says ...
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